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[movies]Improv:21 - Improvising with Mr. Mitchell: An Informance with Roscoe Mitchell - ROVA:Arts
Recorded on February 20, 2008, at the Marsh, in San Francisco, Derk Richardson introduces saxophonist, composer, and improviser extraordinaire, Roscoe Mitchell. The very embodiment of the deliberate and intelligent artist, Mitchell proceeds to hold court before an attentive and appreciative audience, presenting some of his musical collaborations, and sharing his ideas about improvising while also answering a variety of interesting questions...
Keywords: Improv:21; ROVA:Arts; Roscoe Mitchell; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Improvisation; Saxophone Music; Free-Jazz
Downloads: 851 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Improv:21 Derk Richardson interviews Nels Cline - ROVA:Arts
Derk Richardson interviews Los Angeles based guitarist/improviser Nels Cline at the Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco on March, 26, 2005. Cline talks about his early influences, including John Coltrane, Ravi Shankar, Jimi Hendrix, and Miles Davis. As a guitar player, Cline discusses the difficulties he had in incorporating the instrument into jazz music, and his gradual discovery about the similarities between the sound of Coltrane’s tenor sax and his guitar playing...
Keywords: ROVA; Nels Cline; Improv:21; Interview and Music; Free Improvisation; Jazz
Downloads: 2,034 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Improv 21: = Q + A: An Informance with John Zorn - ROVA:Arts
Taking questions directly from the audience and extrapolating from there, composer, saxophonist, Tzadik record label owner, and MacArthur Fellow John Zorn, talks about his work and the avant-garde music scene as he sees it. Joined by moderator Larry Ochs of the ROVA Saxopone Quartet and percussionist William Winant, Zorn discusses a number of topics including the use of texts in musical compositions; the influence of Judaism on his music; the process of composing 300 tunes in a matter of months;...
Keywords: ROVA: Improv:21: Interview and Music; Avant-Garde; Free Improvisation; John Zorn
Downloads: 4,567 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Other Minds Presents: An Interview with Rhys Chatham - Other Minds
Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer Rhys Chatham before a select audience gathered at a private residence in San Francisco on June 8, 2013. Chatham was visiting the Bay Area to attend a special preview event held on June 7, 2013 during which several of his compositions for guitar ensemble were presented, and which served as a teaser and fund raiser for the then upcoming performance of his “A Secret Rose,” a work scored for 100 guitarists...
Keywords: Other Minds; Rhys Chatham; Interview; A Secret Rose; Avant-garde; Popular music
Downloads: 66
[movies]Solo for Voice 58: 18 Microtonal Ragas, 2007 - Other Minds
Nearly forty years after John Cage composed, “Solo for Voice 58”, an indeterminate work consisting of 18 separate parts, it finds its ideal interpreter in Italian-born dhrupad singer Amelia Cuni. The first performer to prepare the full 18 microtonal ragas for a major performance, Cuni executes microtonal melodies in five different languages with stunning ease. On November 2, 2007, Other Minds, presented the American premiere of this iconoclastic interpretation at a concert in Berkeley Califo...
Keywords: Other Minds; Music; New Music; Microtonal Music; John Cage; Amelia Cuni
Downloads: 939
[movies]OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 3 - Other Minds
The third and concluding concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on March 2, 2013, began with a panel discussion featuring the night’s composers and some of the performers. The discussion moderated by Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian begins with Canadian composer Aaron Gervais discussing his new composition “Work Around the World,” which is the third in a series of compositions that feature as their text one word in translated into...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; :Lecture; Panel discussion; New music; 21st century music; Electro-acoustic; Video Art; Electronic music; Improvisation
Downloads: 937
[movies]OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 - Other Minds
The first concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on February 28, 2013, commenced with an engaging panel discussion moderated by Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian. Joining Charles on stage are the concert’s featured performer’s, recorder player Bolette Roed, accordionist Andreas Borregaard, and violinist Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen of the Danish based Trio Gáman; bansuri flute virtuoso G...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; Lecture; Panel discussion; electronic; world music; folk music; ragas
Downloads: 197
[movies]MACHUNAS: A Performance Oratorio in Four Colors
The story of “MACHUNAS” is an emblem of the end of twentieth century culture, in all its tragedy, irony, delusions and immense vitality. It’s inspired by and based on four key episodes in the life and death of George Maciunas, an architect, artist, activist and founder of the Fluxus art movement, the last avant-garde utopia of the modern era. His name is misspelled on purpose, both due to phonetic considerations and the desire to separate this story from any accurate description of his lif...
Keywords: Music; 21st century classical; Music Theater; Secular oratorios; Fluxus
Downloads: 2,263
[movies]New Music Seance 2008: Concert No. 1, Birds in Warped Time (video) - Other Minds
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music
Downloads: 408
[movies]Other Minds Festival: OM 7: Concerts 1-3 & Artist Forums - Other Minds
The 7th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 7) was held on March 8-10, 2001 at the Cowell Theater of the Fort Mason Center, in San Francisco. Concert 1: Beginning a new tradition, the first night’s festivities began with a panel discussion, moderated by Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, who introduces a number of the evening’s featured composers and performers...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 7; Music; New Music; californialightandsound; 20th century classical; panel discussion; mixed media; percussion ensembles; electro-acoustic; chamber music; operas
Downloads: 6
[movies]Other Minds Festival: OM 6: Concert 1-2 and Artist Forums - Other Minds
The 6th Other Minds Festival was held March 16-18, 2000 at the Theatre Artaud, in San Francisco. Concert 1: Guest Artistic Director Carl Stone begins the proceedings with some introductory remarks and then introduces all the featured composers as they gather on stage for a group photo. The first concert then begins with: The Three Strange Angels, Peter Garland Greetings [Lyrics (Arabic): Ismail Hasan], Hamza El Din Escalay (Water Wheel), Hamza El Din Memory Pieces, David Lang Solo Improvisations...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Other Minds Festival; OM 6; new music; music; lecture; panel discussion; Popular music; Aleatory music; 20th century classical; String quartets; Turntablism; Sampling (Sound); Group identity Music; Philosophy and aesthetics
Downloads: 20
[movies]Other Minds Festival 14: Concert 1 - Other Minds
OM 14 got started with Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, moderating a panel discussion with Bent Sørensen, Chinary Ung, and Ben Johnston, whose works were to be heard during the first concert, held on March 5, 2009. Sørensen discusses how he has incorporated aspects from one of his operas into two of his more recent compositions as well as commenting on the challenges of writing for a piano trio...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 14; Music; New Music
Downloads: 502
[movies]Other Minds Festival: OM 8 Excerpts - Other Minds
A video sampler from the 8th Other Minds Festival of New Music, held at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on March 7-9, 2002, The composer lineup for that year included: Ellen Fullman, Takashi Harada, Lou Harrison, Tania León, Annea Lockwood, Pauline Oliveros, Ricardo Taccuchian, Richard Teitelbaum, and Randy Weston. Excerpted Performers: Linda Burman-Hall, harpsichord & tack-piano Randy Weston, piano (Randy Weston African Rhythms Quintet) T.K...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 8; New Music; Jazz; 20th century classical; Chamber music; Percussion ensembles; Electro-acoustic; Ondes Martenot music; Piano trios; Vocalises with electronics; World music; Microtonal music; Sonatas (Harpsichord); Just intonation; Prepared piano music; Tack piano music
Downloads: 30
[movies]Other Minds Festival 14: Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second concert of OM 14 was held on March 6, 2009, and it included: Hannah Hannah, or to be precise Ophiphagus Hannah, is a royal variety of the cobra. This composition presents several images of her: from sounds that replicate hissing and biting, and further analogies, to slithery rippling and connotations of submissiveness, to sounds of singing instruments. The cobra is the main character, creating her own images, as if surrounded by fun house mirrors, which deform and at times obscure the...
Keywords: Other Minds; OM 14; Other Minds Festival of New Music; Music; New Music
Downloads: 249
[movies]Improv:21-Solo Performance - the Composer - Performer’s focal point: An Informance with Ned Rothenberg - ROVA:Arts
Derk Richardson interviews New York based, master-saxophonist, Ned Rothenberg, who composes and performs on saxophones, clarinets, flute, and shakuhachi (an end blown Japanese bamboo flute). He has been internationally acclaimed for his solo music, which he has presented for the past 25 years in hundreds of concerts throughout North and South America, Europe, and Japan. In this Improv:21 event, recorded on February 15, 2006 at 21 Grand in Oakland, CA, Ned compares the dynamics of solo improvisin...
Keywords: ROVA: Improv:21: Interview and Music; Jazz; Free Improvisation; Ned Rothenberg
Downloads: 417
[movies]Other Minds Presents: Post-Screening Q & A with Frank Scheffer and Chou Wen-Chung - Other Minds
Following the Other Minds sponsored, U. S. premiere of the film “Edgard Varèse: The One All Alone,” held in San Francisco on April 19, 2010, Charles Amirkhanian talks with the film’s director, Frank Scheffer, and Varèse’s student and protégé, the Chinese composer Chou Wen-Chung. Dutch director Scheffer makes it clear that his film is not an attempt to visually interpret Varèse’s music, something that he would consider impossible and ill-advised...
Keywords: Other Minds; Edgar Varese; Frank Scheffer; Chou Wen-chung; lecture; Panel Discussion; Avant-Garde; Motion pictures; Music
Downloads: 252
[movies]Other Minds Festival 15: Panel Discussion 1 - Other Minds
The 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in the first night’s concert, held on March 4, 2010. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage was, Clemens Merkel, first violinist of the Quatuor Bozzini, Swiss composer Jürg Frey, and vocalist and composer Lisa Bielawa. Frey describes the inspiration and structure of the minimal, microtonal composition which was to be heard later in the evening, while Clem...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 15; Lecture; Panel Discussion; New Music
Downloads: 220
[movies]Other Minds Presents: Rudhyar In Retrospect: Concert Two, Crisis & Overcoming - Other Minds
On September, 29, 2010, at the Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley, CA, Other Minds presented the second of two concerts dedicated to the music of composer, author, astrologer, painter, and philosopher, Dane Rudhyar. A true Renaissance man, Dane Rudhyar was born in Paris France in 1895, studied briefly at the Paris Conservatoire, and published his first musical compositions, as well as a book on Claude Debussy, by 1913...
Keywords: Other Minds; Dane Rudhyar; Music; New Music; Chamber Music; 20th Century Classical; String Quartets
Downloads: 881
[movies]New Music Seance 2008 : Reflections on Ruth Crawford with Judith Tick (video) - Other Minds
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Ruth Crawford; 20th Century Classical; New Music
Downloads: 270
[movies]Other Minds Presents: Rudhyar In Retrospect: Concert Two, Poem for Violin & Piano - Other Minds
On September, 29, 2010, at the Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley, CA, Other Minds presented the second of two concerts dedicated to the music of composer, author, astrologer, painter, and philosopher, Dane Rudhyar. A true Renaissance man, Dane Rudhyar was born in Paris France in 1895, studied briefly at the Paris Conservatoire, and published his first musical compositions, as well as a book on Claude Debussy, by 1913...
Keywords: Other Minds; Dane Rudhyar; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music; Chamber Music
Downloads: 684
[movies]Improv:21 - Machines and Others: An Informance with Chris Brown & Tim Perkis - ROVA:Arts
Recorded on April 9, 2007 at the San Francisco Performance Library, Derk Richardson engages Chris Brown and Tim Perkis in a discussion, before a live audience, about the processes and challenges of improvising electronic music. Both early pioneers of computer music, Brown and Perkis have been performing improvised electronic and electro-acoustic music since the late 1970s, and at various times have performed in such groups as the League of Automatic Music Composers, The Hub, Rova:Orkestrova, and...
Keywords: Improv:21; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Computer Music; Electronic; Electro-Acoustic; Tim Perkis; Chris Brown; Improvisation
Downloads: 516
[movies]Other Minds Festival: OM 8, Concert 2: Morning in the Woods by Leo Ornstein - Other Minds
In tribute to Leo Ornstein, who passed away at the age of 108 or 109, just a couple of weeks prior this OM 8 concert held on March 8, 2002, pianist Sarah Cahill added this selection to the end of that evening’s program. “Morning in the Woods” was composed in 1971. The composer’s wife recalls that the piece was composed “in our New Hampshire hideaway, deep in the woods on the edge of the large wilderness.” It is typical of a vast number of compositions Ornstein wrote in his seventies ...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 8; Leo Ornstein; Music; New Music; piano music; Sarah Cahill
Downloads: 294
[movies]Improv:21 Derk Richardson interviews Composer-Improviser Fred Frith - ROVA:Arts
Larry Ochs of ROVA (Rova Saxophone Quartet) introduces an insightful interview of composer/improviser Fred Frith by Derk Richardson, conducted at the Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco on January 30, 2005. Frith discusses the role of improvisation in his music and the recording techniques he has used in the music studio to capture and manipulate those improvisations. He also describes his use of graphic scores, his work improvising film soundtracks, and the various tricks he has developed to...
Keywords: ROVA; Improv:21; Interview and Music; Free Improvisation; Jazz; Fred Frith
Downloads: 840
[movies]Other Minds Festival 14: Panel Discussion 2 - Other Minds
The second concert of OM 14 was held on March 6, 2009. The program began with Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, moderating a panel discussion with the evening’s featured composers Dobromiła Jaskot, Catherine Lamb, Linda Catlin Smith, and Chico Mello. Jaskot discusses the spatial qualities of her music and address the question if it is distinctly Polish in nature. Lamb then talks about her particular interest in different timbres and the pleasure of composing lo...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 14; Lecture; Panel Discussion; New Music; Music
Downloads: 154
[movies]Other Minds Festival: OM 8, Concert 2: Quintuplets Play Pen: Hommage to Ruth Crawford by Pauline Oliveros - Other Minds
Pauline Oliveros writes, "’Quintuplets Play Pen: For Ruth Crawford’ was composed in 2001 especially for Sarah Cahill after listening to her recording of pieces by Ruth Crawford Seeger. The piece was conceived mathematically using a 10 X 10 matrix of choices (- = half step or rest and + = whole step or play). The patterns derived remind me of Crawford's music-both her early work and her work with folk music." Pianist Sarah Cahill describes this work as "a playful polyrhythmic dance...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 8; Pauline Oliveros; Sarah Cahill; Music; New Music; piano music
Downloads: 298
[movies]Improv:21 - Informance with Oliver Lake = Passin' Thru - ROVA:Arts
Oliver Lake gives a crash course in his personal history and writing for many bands and performance situations. Derk Richardson interviewed the composer and sax player at San Francisco’s Thick House in October, 2005. [This is ROVA: Arts un-edited camera footage.]
Keywords: ROVA; Improv:21; Oliver Lake; Derk Richardson; Interview and Music
Downloads: 233
[movies]Other Minds Festival 14: Panel Discussion 1 - Other Minds
OM 14 got started with Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, moderating a panel discussion with Bent Sørensen, Chinary Ung, and Ben Johnston, whose works were to be heard during the first concert, held on March 5, 2009. Sørensen discusses how he has incorporated aspects from one of his operas into two of his more recent compositions as well as commenting on the challenges of writing for a piano trio...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 14; Lecture; Panel Discussion; New Music
Downloads: 165
[movies]Improv:21 - An Informance with Mark Dresser
A performance and lecture by composer and bassist Mark Dresser, recorded on April 15, 2008, at the Marsh, in San Francisco, as part of the Improv:21 series sponsored by ROVA Arts. After a brief introduction by Derk Richardson, Dresser takes the stage and performs a lengthy improvisation, before launching into what is no less than a master class on extended playing techniques, intervals, harmonics, and the creative uses of amplification...
Keywords: ROVA:Arts; Improv:21; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Jazz; Improvisation; Double Bass; Mark Dresser
Downloads: 562
[movies]Other Minds Festival 15: Panel Discussion 2 - Other Minds
The second night of the 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in that night’s concert, held on March 5, 2010. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage were, the electro-acoustic composer Natasha Barrett, Polish composer Paweł Mykietyn, and jazz legends Kidd Jordan and Warren Smith. Barrett describes how she blends, carefully, spatially placed natural sounds, spoken monologues, and electronic music,...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 15; New Music; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Jazz
Downloads: 290
[movies]Alan Rich on interviewing Pierre Boulez - Other Minds
Charles Amirkhanian interviews music critic, and former KPFA Music Department Director, Alan Rich, at his home in Los Angeles, California. In this interview, recorded on October 21, 2009, just six months before Rich’s peaceful passing on April 23, 2010, Amirkhanian asks Rich to recall the events that led to the historic, first American broadcast interview with the French avant-garde composer Pierre Boulez on KPFA in March of 1958...
Keywords: Interview; 20th Century Classical; Music; Musical Criticism
Downloads: 315
[movies]Other Minds Festival 14: Panel Discussion 3 - Other Minds
The third and final concert of OM 14 was held on March 7, 2009. The program began with Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, moderating a panel discussion with the evening’s featured composers and performers John Schneider, Michael Harrison, Chinary Ung, and Chico Mello. Different tuning systems were discussed with Schneider and Harrison demonstrating two of them while also making the prediction that future composers will be quite comfortable working with a variety ...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 14; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Music; New Music; Microtonal Music
Downloads: 169
[movies]New Music Seance 2008: Concert No. 2, Deep River of Dreams (video) - Other Minds
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music
Downloads: 339
[movies]Other Minds Festival 15: Panel Discussion 3 - Other Minds
The third night of the 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) began with a panel discussion with the composers whose works were to be featured in that night’s concert, which was held on March 6, 2010. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage were, Gyan Riley, who is known for his guitar playing as well as composing, minimalist composer Tom Johnson, and violinist, composer, and indy rock personality Carla Kihlstedt...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 15; Lecture; Panel Discussion; New Music; Music; Composition; Minimal Music
Downloads: 302
[movies]Improv:21 Gino Robair = I Norton, an improv opera - ROVA: Arts
Composer/percussionist/improviser Gino Robair gathers an improv-orchestra of 40 Bay Area improvisers to help him demonstrate his music and methods for his opera in progress called: I Norton Derk Richardson interviewed Robair at 21 Grand gallery in Oakland, on February 1, 2006. (This is Rova:Arts un-edited camera footage.)
Keywords: ROVA; Improv:21; Free Improvisation; Interview and Music; Gino Robair
Downloads: 388
[movies]Improv:21 - An Informance with Scott Amendola
Scott Amendola, the talented percussionist and composer, is interviewed by Derk Richardson, before an appreciative live audience, recorded on May 21, 2008, at the Marsh, in San Francisco, as part of the Improv:21 series sponsored by ROVA Arts. The event begins with Amendola improvising on his normal drum kit, augmented by an assortment of samplers, digital loops, carefully placed microphones, and other various electronic devices, not to mention the occasional sleigh bell or two...
Keywords: ROVA:Arts; Improv:21; Scott Amendola; Panel Discussion; Lecture; Jazz; Improvisation; Percussion Music
Downloads: 623
[movies]Other Minds Presents: Something Else: A Fluxus Semicentenary - Other Minds
Something Else: A Fluxus Semicentenary, was a three day event honoring the past half decade of Fluxus, a loose association of like minded conceptual and performance artists. The series of events, which included a selection of films, a radio program, and a live performance, was sponsored by Other Minds, and held in San Francisco from September 15 - 17, 2011. The last day featured live performances of a selection of iconic Fluxus works by some of its founding and/or more famous artists...
Keywords: Other Minds presents; Fluxus; Performance art; Conceptual art; Inter-Media art
Downloads: 203
[movies]New Music Seance 2008: Concert No. 3, Ruth Crawford and her Milieu (video) - Other Minds
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music
Downloads: 269
[movies]Improv:21 - An Informance with Bob Ostertag - ROVA:Arts
As part of the Improv:21 series sponsored by ROVA:Arts, Derk Richardson interviews composer, performer, author, and musical theoretician Bob Ostertag, before a live audience at the San Francisco Museum of Performance & Design Performing Arts Library, on May 27, 2007. Ostertag concentrates his remarks on the evolution of electronic music, what constitutes a performance, and the inherent tension between body and machine...
Keywords: Improv:21; ROVA; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
Downloads: 263
[movies]Other Minds Presents: Charles Amirkhanian talks with film director Frank Scheffer - Other Minds
In a brief and informal interview, Charles Amirkhanian talks with Dutch filmmaker Frank Scheffer about his most recent film “Edgard Varèse: The One All Alone,” which had it’s U. S. premier in San Francisco on April 19, 2010, as part of a fundraiser for Other Minds. Scheffer reminisces about his first trip to San Francisco in 1980, when he was one of the few people able to interview director Francis Ford Coppola about the future of cinema...
Keywords: Other Minds; Interview; Frank Scheffer; Avant-Garde; Motion picture directors
Downloads: 251
[movies]Improv 21: The Chair the Fact: An Informance with Ben Goldberg - ROVA:Arts
Derk Richardson interviews Berkeley based composer and clarinetist, Ben Goldberg, on October 30, 2006 at the San Francisco Performance Library, as part of the Improv:21 series sponsored by ROVA Arts. Originally from Denver Colorado, Goldberg moved to California to study at the University of California, Santa Cruz where he received his undergraduate degree before also obtaining a Master of Arts in Composition from Mills College...
Keywords: ROVA; Improv:21; Free Improvisation; Interview and Music; Free Improvisation; Jazz; Ben Goldberg
Downloads: 251
[movies]Improv:21 with Rova Saxophone Quartet
Derk Richardson interviews members of the ROVA Saxophone Quartet at San Francisco’s Mission Cultural Center on June 5, 2005. They discuss the relationships of imagery to sound including the use of graphic notation in spontaneous compositions, as well as using film imagery to guide an improvisation. Konrad Steiner talks about the experimental films of Stan Brakhage, which have been used by members of ROVA as inspiration for some of their works...
Keywords: ROVA; Improv:21; Free Improvisation; Jazz; Interview and Music
Downloads: 1,342
[movies]Other Minds Presents: Something Else: A Fluxus Semicentenary // onscreen Q & A - Other Minds
On Friday September 15, 2011, Other Minds presented a screening of a selection films by and with Fluxus artists George Maciunas, Dick Higgins, Ben Vautier, Nam June Paik and more. After the films, Charles Amirkhanian moderated a Q & A session in the theatre with Alison Knowles and Hannah Higgins, joined by filmmaker and program curator, Peter Esmonde. The screening and Q & A (under very dim lights) took place at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in San Francisco...
Keywords: Lecture; Panel Discussion; Other Minds; Fluxus; Alison Knowles; Hannah Higgins
Downloads: 679
[movies]Other Minds Festival 15: Concert 1 - Other Minds
The first concert of the 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) was held in San Francisco on March 4, 2010. The evening’s featured works included a subtle string quartet by the Swiss composer Jürg Frey and performed by the Quatuor Bozzini; a lively double trio for woodwinds and string as well as an elegant piano piece composed by Chou Wen-Chun; and a song cycle for voice and violin by Lisa Bielawa, based on texts by Franz Kafka, and performed by the multi-talented Carla Kihlstedt...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 15; New Music; 20th Century Classical; Chamber Music
Downloads: 590
[movies]Improv:21 Carla Kihlstedt=Liberating Limits (an informance with Kihlstedt and Derk Richardson) - Rova:Arts
On September 14, 2005, Derk Richardson interviewed singer/violinist/composer Carla Kihlstedt at The Thick House in San Francisco. Kihlstedt studied music at Oberlin where her interests expanded from the classical repertoire to more improvisational and avant-garde music. In 1997 she co-founded the group Tin Hat Trio with Rob Burger and Mark Orton, and has also played with 2 Foot Yard and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum...
Keywords: ROVA; Improv:21; Free Improvisation; Interview and Music; Carla Kihlstedt
Downloads: 716
[movies]Improv:21 - The Texture of Sound: An Informance with Zeena Parkins - ROVA:Arts
Recorded on November 28, 2007, at the Marsh, in San Francisco, Derk Richardson interviews composer and performer Zeena Parkins before a live audience, as part of Rova:Arts Improv:21 series of informances. Parkins begins with a description of her musical education, starting with her acceptance to Detroit’s famous performing arts institution, Cass Technical High School. Already an accomplished pianist with dreams of a classical concert career, Parkins suddenly found herself assigned to also lear...
Keywords: Improv:21; Zeena Parkins; Interview; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
Downloads: 462
[movies]Improv:21 - Plants Make Music!: An Informance with Miya Masaoka - ROVA:Arts
Derk Richardson interviews Japanese-American koto player, composer, and performance artist Miya Masaoka during a live informance recorded on March 8, 2006 at the 21 Grand in Oakland Ca., After an aborted attempt to get the technology to work for her “Pieces for Plants”, in which electrodes pick up voltages from a number of plants, which are then used to trigger musical events, Masaoka instead performs an improvisation for koto and electronics...
Keywords: ROVA; Improv:21; Miya Masaoka; Derk Richardson; Interview and Music; Free Improvisation; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
Downloads: 536
[movies]OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on March 1, 2013, began with the traditional informative panel discussion featuring many of the nights composers and performers. Joining Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian on stage was Dohee Lee, Mattias Petersson, Anna Petrini, and Craig Taborn. The Korean composer and performance artist Dohee Lee talks about her home on Jeju Island and how her work is inspired by her grandmother’s risk...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; :Lecture; Panel discussion; New music; 21st century music; Electro-acoustic; Recorder music; Electronic music; Piano music
Downloads: 198
[movies]Improv:21: John Lindberg: Bass Walk - ROVA:Arts
Derk Richardson interviews composer and bassist John Lindberg, recorded at the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco on November 14, 2009, as part of the ROVA:Arts Improv 21 series of informances. John Lindberg is a New York based musician who was in the Bay Area on a temporary teaching stint at the California at Cal Arts. This informal discussion begins with Lindberg performing “Fiddlesticks,” a work that he has been part of his solo double bass repertoire for about 20 years...
Keywords: Improv:21; John Lindberg; Improvisation; Jazz; Double bass music; Interview; Music
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[movies]Improv 21: Ellen Fullman: Sympathetic Resonances - ROVA:Arts
Derk Richardson interviews composer and inventor of the Long String Instrument (LSI), Ellen Fullman, at the Red Poppy Art House, in San Francisco, on February 18, 2009, as part of the ROVA:Arts Improv 21 series of informances. Fullman describes her evolution from a visual artist to musical instrument builder, improviser, composer, and collaborator with various other avant-garde ensembles. Fullman states that her journey of musical discovery began with her impatience at learning traditional instr...
Keywords: Improv:21; ROVA; Arts; Ellen Fullman; Interview; Music; Unconventional Instruments
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[movies]Other Minds Presents: Alan Hovhaness Centennial Celebration - Other Minds
Other Minds celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000), a prolific but under-appreciated composer and pioneer of "multi-cultural" music, on March 13, 2011, at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley, CA. Over the course of his career, Hovhaness studied his own Armenian ancestry, and also the musical cultures of India, Japan, and South Korea, traveling extensively to research the traditional music of those countries...
Keywords: Other Minds; Alan Hovhaness; Music; 20th Century Classical; Piano Music
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